Main | Friday, July 20, 2007

New Annie Lennox Album
Features HIV Prevention Anthem

Annie Lennox has a new album coming, Songs of Mass Destruction, due on October 2nd. Produced by Glen Ballard, the album includes a feminist/HIV prevention anthem titled, Sing, which features 23 major female solo artists: Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Celine Dion, Fergie, Faith Hill, Pink, Dido, Gladys Knight, kd lang, Angelique Kidjo, Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Melissa Etheridge, Anastasia, Joss Stone, KT Tunstall, and many others.

Early reports say the opening of Sing calls for the implementation of mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention programs in South Africa. The song comes from Lennox' involvement with 46664 (Nelson Mandela's human rights group) and the HIV/AIDS activist organization, Treatment Action Group. Vocalists from TAG also perform on Sing.

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